Some of the most devastating injuries result from car vs. bicycle accidents. Although not usually as severe as the injuries we see resulting from motorcycles accidents, bicycle accidents can also result in long recovery periods for our injured clients. Common bicycle injuries include concussions, broken bones, disc herniations, joint tears, lacerations and contusions.
Your own Personal Injury Protection from your auto policy is first in line to pay your medical bills, followed by your health insurance, after a bicycle accident. If the person who hit you has Bodily Injury coverage, you can also recover a settlement from the at-fault driver. If the at-fault driver does not have Bodily Injury coverage or they don’t have enough coverage to pay for your injuries and bills, you should make an Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist claim, assuming you have this important coverage on your own auto policy.
The most common defense in bicycle accident cases is that you, the cyclist, were not following the rules of the road when the accident occurred. So be sure to learn and follow all traffic laws pertaining to riding your bicycle and always be sure to wear your helmet.
Chelsie M. Lamie is a personal injury attorney in Safety Harbor, Florida. If you or a loved one have been injured in a bicycle, motorcycle or car accident, call 727-501-3464 for a free consultation. You can also learn more about Attorney Lamie by visiting www.chelsielamie.com.